All Science on Tap events take place at 6pm the second Monday of the month at National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, unless otherwise stated. Be sure to arrive early to get seats!
Monday October 8, 2018
“Conserving Architecture from Ancient Egypt and Nubia”
Monumental architecture from Ancient Egypt has been on display for nearly a century in the Penn Museum’s Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery. In preparation for gallery renovations, these pieces are being conserved and looked at closer than ever before. Project Conservator Molly Gleeson will discuss the ongoing work and research to prepare these objects for display in the Museum’s future Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries.
About the Speaker:
Molly Gleeson is the Schwartz Project Conservator at the Penn Museum. Molly regularly works in the museum’s open conservation lab where she treats artifacts in full public view, interacts with museum visitors daily, and blogs about the work in the lab. In addition to this work, Molly is a project conservator for the Penn Museum’s Egyptian Galleries reinstallation project. Molly completed her M.A. in 2008 at the UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials. Molly is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and is the AIC Board Director for Professional Education.
This month’s Science on Tap is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.